Yoga and Back Pain
“It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point in their lives” the NHS reports.
There are a variety of reasons that back, neck, or shoulder pain may arise, including a fall or other accident, poor posture, repetitive motion, chronic tension from stress and overuse, or lack of flexibility.
If you are tired of taking medicines for your back pain, yoga can be a good alternative.
Yoga is an integrative art of postures, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. Studies have found a yoga class designed for back pain is effective and safe to ease pain. It is also a successful tool for renewing self-confidence, and a sense of wholeness. The practice helps to stretch, strengthen muscles that support the back and spine and also to gain mobility.
HOW YOGA TRANSFORMS YOUR BODY
Improved Brain Function
Lower Stress Level
Alter Gene Expression
AFTER FEW MONTHS
Lower blood pressure
Improved lung capacity
Improved sexual function
Reduced chronic neck pain
Relief from chronic back pain
Lower blood sugar levels in diabetics
Improved sense of balance
Lower risk of heart disease
OTHER BENEFITS OF YOGA
Provides emotional balance
Strengthens the spine and corrects posture
Controls blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Better functioning of internal organs
Manages anxiety and stress
Relaxes the body and mind
Some scientific studies about yoga